Discover ATA

  Who are we?

ATA Services, Inc. (ATA) is a Hispanic, Vietnam-Era Veteran-Owned Small Business.

Founded in 1994, ATA brings years of innovative solutions in recruiting and staffing for Professional, Technical, IT, Administrative, Clerical and Industrial personnel. Staffing is our business. We have placed more than 5,000 personnel in hundreds of labor categories to more than 30 states across the nation.

Our ability to reach large candidate pools quickly and efficiently has allowed us to cost-effectively provide flexible staffing solutions for our clients, from individual contributors to over 500 personnel. Our in-place and mature recruiting, management, business, and human resource processes and systems provide ATA the base for providing flexible and comprehensive services.

ATA brings a personal touch to staffing. ATA professionals work as partners with our clients. We are committed to providing superior customer responsiveness and we bring a collaborative approach to our services.

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  Our Team

Bernie Velasquez
Chief Executive Officer

Bernie is the founder and owner of ATA Services, Inc.  He has more than 40 years experience in the management of administrative and technical functions as a top executive at commercial and government facilities. A veteran of the United States Air Force, Bernie has been recognized by the SBA’s Colorado District Office as Minority Small Business Person of the Year. He is a graduate of the University of New Mexico.

Phil Bogema
Chief Financial Officer

Phil is a Certified Public Accountant having more than 35 years of experience with Government contractors, financial institutions, public sector accounting firms. As ATA’s CFO, Phil is responsible for directing all financial activities of the Company in conjunction with the President. A graduate of Metropolitan State University, Phil has been associated with ATA since its inception in 1994.

Pete Harrod

Pete is an experienced manager having held executive positions in both public and private corporations for the last 30+ years. He  provides strategic, business development and operational direction and has done so for companies that have exceeded $65M in revenue and employed over 500 personnel. A licensed Professional Engineer and veteran of the U.S. Air Force, he has directed engineering and technical services businesses with a nationwide network of offices.


Kari Knowles
Chief Operating Officer

Kari has been with ATA since 1998. She is certified in Human Resources by SHRM (SHRM-SCP) and HRCI (SPHR), and directs the Human Resources, Project Management, Facilities and Operations activities of ATA.  She holds a BA from Cornell College and a Master of Public Administration from the University of South Florida.


Marya Brancio
Director of Business Development

Marya has more than 20 years of experience in the staffing and recruiting industry. Before joining ATA, Marya was the Executive Director of the Denver branch office of a national legal staffing company. Her experience includes management, operations, productivity and profitability, recruiting initiatives and developing and delivering client solutions. Prior thereto, she practiced law in-house and in private practice. She holds a JD from the University of Denver College of Law and a BA in Economics and Political Science from Moorhead State University.


Sandy Gonzales
New Mexico Director of Operations

Sandy has more than 25 years of experience in Human Resources and Operations in both public and private organizations. She is responsible for all business activities in the State of NM and maintains close working relationships with clients and employees to ensure needs are met.


Steven Tran

Steven oversees ADP payroll functions and a full range of accounting activities for the company. A Colorado native, he has a degree in Accounting from the Metropolitan State University. Steven has been with ATA since 2007.


Veronica Gutierrez
New Mexico Operations Manager

Veronica has worked with ATA since 2004. She brings nearly two decades of recruiting experience to the New Mexico team, staffing positions throughout the State and nationally.  Veronica has placed employees in positions with city, county, state, federal and commercial clients.


Andrea Brinkmann
Human Resource Manager

Andrea is a dedicated HR professional with 10 years of experience managing a full spectrum of human resources programs, services, and functions. Most recent responsibilities include: program manager fully responsible for management of staff supporting Navarro Engineering, ADP on-boarding, recruitment, and compliance. She has a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Iowa.


Stephanie Schnitzer
Human Resource Generalist

Stephanie is a new addition to ATA’s HR team, supporting recruiting, compliance and ADP time management and reporting with 5 years' experience coordinating and managing diverse groups of employees. She has a Bachelor's degree from the University of South Florida.

Angela Sisneros
Accounting Specialist

Angela is an experienced accounting professional who recently joined ATA’s accounting team to provide support in the areas of payroll, accounts payable and receivable. She holds degrees in Accounting and Business Management and Supervision from Red Rocks Community College.